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FORDE: STAY POSITIVE

10 February 2017

Keeper interviewed in Accrington programme

Pompey’s promotion quest has faltered slightly in recent weeks.

They go into this weekend’s clash with Accrington at Fratton Park having lost three of their past four games.

But David Forde feels that a wave of positivity can help the Blues get their campaign back on track.

And the keeper believes that the fans have a vital role to play in the battle to finally escape League Two.

“This is Portsmouth Football Club and the size of it means people will always think we should be higher,” he says in the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s match.

“We’re in seventh position at the moment, but even when we were fourth it felt at times like we were having a bad season.

“So we’ve got to start looking at things from a more positive angle. Our performances drive the supporters and vice versa, but it won’t always be your day and that's when we really need them behind us.

“There are 18 fixtures remaining and we’ve got a game in hand on most of the sides around us in the table.

“The aim has always been to get out of this division and there’s still a decent opportunity to do that, but nobody gets promoted in February, so it’s vital that we stay positive.”

To read the full interview – where Forde also reveals how much he is enjoying playing for Pompey – pick up a copy of the magazine from programme sellers around the ground.

Also in issue 17, Jack Whatmough takes the 20 Questions challenge, while we test Kyle Bennett’s general knowledge.

There is an in-depth look at Accrington, plus exclusive columns from Iain McInnes, Paul Cook and Michael Doyle.

All this and much, much more in a packed 84 pages is available for just £3.

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